At last! The season starts this weekend in Barcelona!
It’s seems ages since I signed for Fach Auto Tech in February, but at last the waiting is over! The first races of the 2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship season are this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
The photo at the top is my car for this season – my race number is 5 this year. There are 31 drivers entered for the Championship in total and as it’s my first year in the Series and I’m under 25, I will not only be racing for the overall Championship, I will also be one of ten drivers competing for the Rookie Championship.
To get in some practice we raced at The Hungaroring in April, in the Porsche GT Cup Challenge Central Europe Series as a guest entry and as you can see from the lower photo, I won! It felt good to race and to stand on the top step of the podium with the National Anthem playing. No matter how much testing you do, there’s no substitute for racing!
The schedule this weekend is (UK timings):
Friday 12th May
16:50 – 17.35 Practice
Saturday 13th May
11:30 – 12:00 Qualifying
17.25 – 18:00 Race 1 (14 laps or 30 minutes)
Sunday 14th May
10:45 – 11:20 Race 2 (14 laps or 30 minutes)
Both races are shown live:
Race 1: Saturday 13th May 5:15pm – EUROSPORT 2 HD (SKY Channel 411)
Race 2: Sunday 14th May 10:30am – EUROSPORT 1 HD (SKY Channel 410)
There is also Live Streaming on the official PORSCHE website and on racecam.de.
Thank you all for your support and messages – it’s great to know you’re supporting me. I’ll certainly be trying my very best to get a good start to the season!
Whatever you’re doing, have a great weekend and if you’re in Barcelona for the Grand Prix I hope you have an awesome time.
Wish me luck!